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Oscar Wilde
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Beauty ...is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. Oscar Wilde
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I am very glad I have travelled. Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one's prejudices. Oscar Wilde
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All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction. Oscar Wilde
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It is awfully hard work doing nothing. Oscar Wilde
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The key to making up Oscar Wilde quotes is to add '~ Oscar Wilde' at the end. Oscar Wilde
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I have nothing to declare but my genius, and this four-kilo bag of cocaine. Oscar Wilde
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If music be the food of love, get me a supersized big mac, chips, two apple pies and a large milkshake. Oscar Wilde
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You and I will always be friends." "Yet you poisoned me with a book once. I should not forgive that. Oscar Wilde
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She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage and put on in a tempest. She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy. Oscar Wilde
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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. Oscar Wilde
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In war," answered the weaver, "the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich make slaves of the poor. We must work to live, and they give us such mean wages that we die. We toil for them all day long, and they heap up gold in their coffers, and our children fade away before their time, and the faces of those we love become hard and evil. We tread out the grapes, another drinks the wine. We sow the corn, and our own board is empty. We have chains, though no eye beholds them; and are slaves, though men call us free. Oscar Wilde
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I am happy in my prison of passion Oscar Wilde
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. Oscar Wilde
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My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces false impression Oscar Wilde
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Genius lasts longer than beauty Oscar Wilde
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There is one thing infinitely more pathetic than to have lost the woman one is in love with, and that is to have won her and found out how shallow she is! Oscar Wilde
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Ah! realize your youth while you have it. Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing. Oscar Wilde
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Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic. Oscar Wilde
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The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into water. Oscar Wilde
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To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people - that is all! Oscar Wilde
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And if life be, as it surely is, a problem to me, I am no less a problem to life. Oscar Wilde
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You know we poor artists have to show ourselves in society from time to time, just to remind the public that we are not savages. Oscar Wilde
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Where your life leads you, you must go Oscar Wilde
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I threw the pearl of my soul into a cup of wine. I went down the primrose path to the sound of flutes. I lived on honeycomb. Oscar Wilde
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Only the great masters of style ever succeed in being obscure. Oscar Wilde
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He who stands most remote from his age is he who mirrors it best. Oscar Wilde
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People seldom tell the truths that are worth telling. We ought to choose our truths as carefully as we choose our lies and to select our virtues with as much thought as we bestow upon the selection of our enemies. Oscar Wilde
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A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position. Oscar Wilde
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Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one center of pain. Oscar Wilde
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One's only real life is the life one never leads. Oscar Wilde
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To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar. Oscar Wilde
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When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound. Oscar Wilde
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Like all people who try to exhaust a subject, he exhausted his listeners. Oscar Wilde
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I never put off till tomorrow what I can do the day after. Oscar Wilde
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Education is an admirable thing. Oscar Wilde
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Walt Whitman and Emerson are the poets who have given the world more than anyone else. Perhaps Whitman is not so widely read in England, but England never appreciates a poet until he is dead. Oscar Wilde
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America is the noisiest country that ever existed. One is waked up in the morning, not by the singing of the nightingale, but by the steam whistle. Oscar Wilde
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In one dancing saloon I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across. Over the piano was printed a notice: 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.' Oscar Wilde
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Nature....she will hang the night stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send word the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole. Oscar Wilde
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You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. Oscar Wilde
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I usually say what I really think. A great mistake nowadays. It makes one so liable to be misunderstood. Oscar Wilde
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Indifference is the revenge the world takes on mediocrities. Oscar Wilde
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Lo! with a little rod I did but touch the honey of romance - And must I lose a soul's inheritance? Oscar Wilde
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Even before I met you I was far from indifferent to you. Oscar Wilde
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You are Beautiful when you are happy Oscar Wilde
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Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood. Oscar Wilde
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Be yourself; everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde
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Divorces are made in heaven. Oscar Wilde
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Never speak disrespectfully of Society, Algernon. Only people who ca' get into it do that. Oscar Wilde
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I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air; transformed it; let it escaped and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox. Oscar Wilde
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America has been discovered before, but it has always been hushed up. Oscar Wilde
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The English public, as a mass, takes no interest in a work of art until it is told that the work in question is immoral. Oscar Wilde
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I know not whether Laws be right Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who live in gaol Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long. Oscar Wilde
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We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. Oscar Wilde
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All costumes are caricatures. The basis of Art is not the Fancy Ball. Oscar Wilde
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The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for 300 years. Oscar Wilde
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Newspapers... give us the bald, sordid, disgusting facts of life. They chronicle, with degrading avidity, the sins of the second-rate, and with the conscientiousness of the illiterate give us accurate and prosaic details... Oscar Wilde
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It requires one to assume such indecent postures. Oscar Wilde
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No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. Oscar Wilde
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Every effort that one produces gives one an enemy. To be popular one must be a mediocrity. Oscar Wilde
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I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing. Oscar Wilde
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How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say. Oscar Wilde
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When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy. Oscar Wilde
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Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. Oscar Wilde
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You should study the Peerage, Gerald. It is the one book a young man about town should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done. Oscar Wilde
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An excellent man! He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him. Oscar Wilde
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And now, I am dying beyond my means. Oscar Wilde
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CECILY. When I see a spade I call it a spade. GWENDOLEN. I am glad to say I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different. Oscar Wilde
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In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people.... The Japanese people are... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art. Oscar Wilde
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It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the journalist, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant. It is greatly to be regretted, for both their sakes. Oscar Wilde
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